Human Rights Violations Continue In Syria
Despite Donald Trump's airstrikes in Syria, the Syrian and Russian Regimes continue to commit human rights violations against civilians. The Syrian Network For Human Rights reports that 98 civilians including 24 children have lost their lives since the airstrikes.
Since American airstrikes at the al Shayrat Airbase in Homs on Friday April 7th, Syrian and Russian regimes have escalated its target of civilians. The SNHR reports an increase in cluster munitions, incendiary weapons and barrel bombs being used in Syria.
Chairman of the SNHR, Fadel Abdul Ghany says that the American airstrikes have done little to nothing in stopping violations in Syria. He adds that Americans not backing its red line claim "indulged the Syrian regime to use chemical weapons in its hunt for the Syrian people."
In speaking on the Syrian Regime and how they have responded to any sort of intervention, Ghany notes "the Syrian Regime will continue to challenge the international community, testing its limits the same way the regime gradually elevated its use of weapons until we reached chemical weapons."
In the five days following the American airstrikes, the SNHR reports that five attacks were carried out, using cluster munitions. Four of which were by the Russian Regime who continues to aid Assad in his violations against civilians.
With the documentation of these violations, the Syrian Regime continues to violate Security Council Resolutions 2139 and 2254, stating such attacks are to be halted. The SNHR report calls for an international investigation on the reported incidences.